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For 49ers rookie Vance McDonald, location is everything


Vance McDonald would have probably been grateful to have been drafted anywhere.

But his girlfriend is happy he landed with the 49ers.

The tight end from Rice was planning to propose to Kendi Davis anyway, but when he was drafted by the 49ers in the second round, he knew had a perfect setting.

“I was like, ‘What better spot than the bridge?‘ ” McDonald said, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

Yeah, as romantic locations for engagements go, the Golden Gate Bridge probably tops anything he’d have found in Cincinnati or Jacksonville (or anywhere, really).

“Every day we tell each other: ‘This is an unbelievable place,’ ” he said.

He waited until after the draft to see where he’d be spending the next few years. So he planned a sunset visit, popped the question, and got strangers to take their picture on one of the country’s great landmarks — getting his career off to a good start regardless how much he plays this year.

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18 Responses to “For 49ers rookie Vance McDonald, location is everything”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 7, 2013 11:36 AM


  2. rasalghoul says: Jun 7, 2013 11:53 AM

    If he was drafted by the vikings he could have proposed on a romantic boat trip. Wait, never mind…

  3. godofwine330 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:01 PM

    Good for him. Hope everything works out.

  4. majbobby says: Jun 7, 2013 12:06 PM

    I really wanted the Bills to draft him, and if that was the case, Niagra Falls would have been just as good of a setting

  5. granadafan says: Jun 7, 2013 12:18 PM

    I miss living in the Bay Area. The house we rented had a fantastic view of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Bridge, and San Francisco. In certain times of the year, the sun would set right behind the Golden Gate. You can’t beat that view. Best of luck to McDonald in his career and marriage.

  6. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jun 7, 2013 12:19 PM

    Harbaugh has issued McDonald jersey #89 ’cause he reminds him of Iron Mike.

  7. lionsdraftguy says: Jun 7, 2013 12:22 PM

    Dont say anything bad about a 49er..

    cali49er707 will tattle on you.

  8. philvil41 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:40 PM

    She’ll probably try to change who he is,and he’ll regret the decision for the rest of his life.

  9. mazblast says: Jun 7, 2013 12:42 PM

    I’ll say it to get it out of the way–

    I didn’t know guys were allowed to propose to girls in San Francisco.

    That said–Well played, Mr. McDonald. Best of luck to you and your future bride.

  10. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jun 7, 2013 12:43 PM

    Hope the ring did not cost more than $785,000.

  11. rayguyreturns says: Jun 7, 2013 12:45 PM

    Just make sure there are no “jumpers” on the bridge when you propose, and also: don’t look up. Damn seagulls.

  12. 4greatestvikingever says: Jun 7, 2013 12:57 PM

    In Green Bay they could have gotten engaged in front of the Cheese Haus.

  13. dc4949 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:59 PM

    Your move Seattle…

  14. aiiyiiyiii says: Jun 7, 2013 1:16 PM

    I hear the fish market is lovely in the summertime.

  15. officialgame says: Jun 7, 2013 1:29 PM

    Good thing Seattle didn’t take him.

  16. 49erstim says: Jun 7, 2013 2:59 PM

    @philvil41…… Wow. Just wow. Maybe a bit bitter? I’m beginning to see why she cheated on you bro. Perk up! It’s summertime!

  17. arzcardinals says: Jun 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    A fool and his money are soon parted

  18. pgilbert15303 says: Jun 7, 2013 9:39 PM

    V.M. Stick with V.D. And you’ll learn something. Block your ass off for C.K. And you’ll be a man someday.

    Go F’n Niners…

    Btw, take your gal pal to Tony’s in Marshall for the best BBQ’d oysters.

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